Experts in intercultural communication remind us of the importance that narratives and rituals play in our lives and in orienting us to our own identities, history, the norms and expectations of our society.
I am co-editing a book with my friend Bala Musa on ethics of the social media, and one of the essays to be included in the book caught my attention when its title came across my desk the other day:
Racing the Vampire: Exploring Race & Identity in Second Life .
Sorry for the lapse in new uploads. I’ve been engaged in a cross-country move from Indiana to California, and have been involved in the low-tech aspects of truck-loading and driving across the Mojave Desert.
As a writer and former working journalist, I often ponder the mantra of journalism today which is, “We no longer search for the news; the news finds us.”
In those eleven words you have the recipe for how significantly the news media is doing business today in finding out where the news...